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Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)

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Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson
Release date: March 5, 2013


Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed. But on one of her father's trips to deliver supplies to the orphans, a car bomb explodes nearby and her father is gravely injured. Worse, her best friend’s mother and some of the children are killed, and people are blaming Operation Oleander for turning the orphanage into a military target for the Taliban. Is this all Jess’s fault?


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  • Sam
    Sam Monday, 04 March 2013

    Oleander grows in Florida her hometown and in Afghanistan where her father is serving.

  • Stacy
    Stacy Monday, 04 March 2013

    Because it grows in her hometown and where her father is serving

  • Bella Cote
    Bella Cote Monday, 04 March 2013

    Because it only grows in Florida, her home town, and Afghanistan where her father is serving.

  • Ashley Taylor
    Ashley Taylor Monday, 04 March 2013

    she names it that because orleander grows in her home town in Florida (just like me!) and where her father is deployed in Aghanistan

  • Kaitlin Bledsoe
    Kaitlin Bledsoe Tuesday, 05 March 2013

    She named it for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed.

  • alicia marie
    alicia marie Saturday, 09 March 2013

    She names it oleander because it's a flower that grows in her hometown and where her father is in Afghanistan.

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 10 March 2013

    for a flower that grows in her Florida hometown and Afghanistan where her father is deployed

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 10 March 2013

    Because it grows in Florida, where she lives, and in Afghanistan, where her dad is deployed to.

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 11 March 2013

    What a timely subject!

  • Irene Menge
    Irene Menge Monday, 11 March 2013

    She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed.

  • Sasha Shamblen
    Sasha Shamblen Monday, 11 March 2013

    because oleander grows where her father is and in her hometown

  • Mary Geenen
    Mary Geenen Monday, 11 March 2013

    The plant grows in her hometown and in Afghanistan

  • Julie Link
    Julie Link Tuesday, 12 March 2013

    for a flower that grows in her Florida hometown and Afghanistan where her father is deployed

  • Rachael
    Rachael Friday, 22 March 2013

    Oleander grows in florida and in Afghanistan where her devoted husband is deployed.

  • Leah Moss
    Leah Moss Monday, 25 March 2013

    It grows in her hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is.

  • Alicia Batista
    Alicia Batista Monday, 25 March 2013

    She names it becasue it grows in her hometown Florida.

  • YABC
    YABC Thursday, 28 March 2013

    to honor her father

  • Leanne Goon
    Leanne Goon Saturday, 30 March 2013

    She named it after the flower that grows in her Florida hometown and Afghanistan where her father is deployed.

  • YABC
    YABC Saturday, 30 March 2013

    It grows in her hometown

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